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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Written Statement - Update on the University of Wales’ Overseas Validation and Partnership Activities
I wish to update Members on progress made in my requests to the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCW) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) on matters relating to the University of Wales’ overseas activities.
The Chair of HEFCW has written to me advising me that HEFCW are pursuing actions to ensure that the University of Wales is incorporated into the Council’s audit and assurance processes. As I have stated before, it is of critical importance to ensure that the quality of Welsh Higher Education is held to standards of excellence – the University of Wales can be no exception. Incorporating them into HEFCW processes will, therefore, be an important step.
The Chief Executive of QAA has written responding to a number of queries I raised concerning QAA’s inspection regime – particularly in relation to the evaluation of the University of Wales’ provision. I note with satisfaction that the QAA have introduced new guidelines into the operation of overseas partnerships by British Universities. Mr McClaren also advises that QAA are considering the scope and methodology of QAA’s review work as a consequence of the recent issues surrounding the University of Wales’ overseas partnerships. I will be kept informed of the developments.
The present and future role of the University of Wales and the quality of its provision is a matter of importance. I now await a further response from HEFCW on its investigations into the University’s overseas validation in January and the report of John McCormick’s HE Governance Review on the future role of the University in February. I will keep members informed.